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Big hall on campus

Big hall on campus
September 2, 2019

As students begin the annual migration to campus, many will be greeted by the recently  completed residence hall welcoming them with open arms. The new residence hall, which broke ground directly west...

New halls progress after years of delay

April 26, 2017

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved construction for a new residence hall at UW-Whitewater after  years of delays on Friday, April 7. The university expects construction to...

New Campus dorm project approved

October 7, 2016

Construction of a new residential hall at UW-Whitewater will begin after 3 years of delays with hopes of opening by Fall 2019. Although the building is still in the early design phase, The Director of...

UW-W enters year with budget surplus

Fund reallocation alleviates ’15-17 biennial budget cuts
October 7, 2016

Last year, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater officials were facing an unbalanced budget situation and were anticipating a necessary $1 million dip into cash reserves just to keep instruction going during...

Res hall project moves forward: State OKs building’s progress after delays

October 14, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Oct. 14, 2015   Not knowing the reason for a halt in the progression of a new residence hall on campus was “challenging” for University Housing Director Frank Bartlett. Early...

On the chopping block: $250 million cut to UW System means $5.8 million loss for UW-W

September 30, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal News Editor Emily Lepkowski Staff Editor While the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater didn’t lose the most money when the state budget was finalized (UW-Madison shouldered...

Funding lost for public transit

September 16, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic Managing Editor   Weekday public transportation will no longer service Whitewater – effective January 1, 2016 – after the loss of funding from a local sponsor. The...

Residence Hall project moves to next stage

Residence Hall project moves to next stage
September 3, 2014

Sept. 3, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   After getting the nod to proceed with the next phase in building, State Rep. Andy Jorgensen, D-Milton, immediately called Chancellor Richard Telfer. “He...

Cost efficient renovations planned on campus

September 4, 2012

  The Fischer/Wellers project, which was completed this summer, is just the beginning of a master plan to renovate all residence halls and add four new student-housing facilities on campus. The...

New residence hall possible for fall 2015

February 15, 2012

Residence Life Director Frank Bartlett presented the progress of the Residence Life Master Plan Thursday to students, faculty and staff. The master plan is a comprehensive plan for the renovation...

A thank you for listening

February 8, 2012

Dear Mr. Frank Bartlett: I would like to thank you for responding to my article, “Making UW-W More Accessible to Everyone,” published in the October 12, 2011 issue of “The Royal Purple.”  As...

Renovated residence halls to see sprinklers

October 19, 2011

Crews renovating residence halls on campus will be installing functional sprinkler systems to increase student safety. Currently, the dorms in the six-pack do not have sprinkler systems. According...

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